San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Panama-Pacific International Exposition celebrated the emergence of San Francisco from the Devastation of the 1906 Earthquake and Fire, launching it as the most modern city in the world, an economic gateway between the emerging United States, the Pacific and Europe, and a cultural center. An artistic and programmatic success, the Exposition's financial success was dependent on its transportation system. The Palace of Fine Arts and the Civic Auditorium are seen as lasting monuments to the PPIE. Learn how PPIE infrastructure improvements have served San Franciscans every day for the past 100 years and how these arteries are being transformed today to serve us during the next century--Central Subway, Van Ness Avenue Bus Rapid Transit, and E-Embarcadero Streetcars to Fort Mason.
Grant Ute - Author and Historian. Author of, San Francisco Municipal Railway, Alameda by Rails, and San Francisco's Market Street Railway
Michael Schwartz - Senior Transportation Planner, San Francisco County Transportation Authority
Peter Albert, Manager, SFMTA Urban Planning Initiatives, SF Municipal Transportation Agency
Greg King (Moderator) - Environmental Manager for Parsons Corp
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California Historical Society
Our mission is to inspire and empower Californians to make the past a meaningful part of their contemporary lives.
The California Historical Society holds one of the richest collections of primary and secondary materials in the state on the social, cultural, economic, and political development of California.
The Gallery provides public access to the collection through changing exhibitions, Tuesday through Sunday, 11:00 to 5:00 p.m.
The North Baker Research Library provides public access to the collection, Wednesday through Friday, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.